Government, Business

Congress Unlikely to Address Infrastructure During Trump’s First 100 Days, GOP Says

Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News

Republican leaders have yet to figure out when to proceed with legislation that would modernize freight corridors, structurally deficient bridges and old pipelines, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), policy chairman for the party in the Senate, told reporters on Jan. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 30, 2017

New Congress Expected to Take On Infrastructure Funding, Tax Reform

A push to reform corporate tax laws by the Republican leadership of the House and Senate could help carve a path for the Trump administration to advance an infrastructure funding proposal in the coming months, Rep. Kevin Brady, the top tax writer in the House, told reporters before the start of the new Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 2, 2017

Use of TWIC for Proof of ID Appears Likely as Defense Policy Bill Passes Congress

U.S. Coast Guard

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress earlier this month contains a provision that will soon permit truck drivers to use their Transportation Worker Identification Credential as sole proof of identity when entering any of the nation’s 700 military installations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 19, 2016

Congress’ 2017 Transport Agenda Murky With Committee Leaders in Tight Races

Shuster by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

In this election cycle, senior transportation policymakers, including House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chairman of the Railroads subcommittee and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Commerce Committee, are scrambling to hold on to their seats.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2016